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Keith Osborne

Keith Osborne is a musician, composer and producer based on the coast of East Sussex, UK. He plays electric, acoustic and lap steel guitar and banjo.

For the past 20 years or so Keith has been involved in public, private, television and corporate live performances in the UK, Ireland, America, South Africa, Spain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium & Estonia with 9-piece 70’s Disco band “The Funking Barstewards.”

He’s also toured Italy & Germany with “The Past Present Organisation” signed to Acid Jazz.

Around 15 years ago he hooked up with Mick Watson and began performing as “Reuben’s Train” around the London folk club circuit, and at folk festivals including Sidmouth & Towersey.

Keith can also be seen playing with lifelong friend Simon Baker in the band “Luckyhorse”, around Brighton and the South East coast, and currently most weekends will be found performing with The Luvverlys in and around Hastings.

He spends the rest of his time as a local director for “Music For Health”, running music therapy workshops in residential care homes and day centres.

Keith also runs a project studio, Pett Sounds, recording his own and local artists’ releases, and over the years has had the opportunity to work in several commercial studios, including Mayfair Studios, Sony Whitfield Street, Olympic & Jacobs, both as a producer and session guitarist.

Along with great friend and colleague John Winfield, Keith is one half of a production team known as “The Past Present Organisation”. They have co-produced many varied artists including Helicopter Girl’s albums “How To Steal The World” (Mercury Prize Nominee 2000) & “Voodoo Chic”, Abigail Hopkins’ albums “Smile Road” & “Blue Satin Alley”, and have production credits on tracks by The Corrs, Rod Stewart, Betty Boo and Jimmy Sommerville. Keith and John produced all their own releases as The Past Present Organisation, and have separately produced four Reuben’s Train albums. Keith also recorded and produced Maryanne Kerr’s “Over The Mountain”, (her debut album at 74 years of age), and recently two albums for Hasting’s own Anita Jardine.

The Past Present Organisation were published by Rob Dickens’ Dharma Music, during which time Keith co-wrote with many of the artists above, as well as writing our own material. He has also co-written music for commercials, successful campaigns include KFC, Barclaycard, Flora and Lynx. In addition, Keith has co-written a great deal of commercial music for corporate presentations, and has tracks released on production music albums by BMG/Zomba.

Keith Osborne Discography

The Past Present Organisation

“Some Hotel This Turned Out To Be” Instant Karma/iTunes

“Itchy Feet” EP Acid Jazz

“The Arborist” EP Instant Karma

“Beautifull” EP Instant Karma

“Seven3seven/Takin off” EP Acid Jazz

Reuben’s Train

“Reuben’s Train”

“Overland”

“History Now”

“The Nightwatch”

Luckyhorse

“13 Hands None” CDBaby/iTunes

Helicopter Girl

“How To Steal The World” Instant Karma/iTunes

“Voodoo Chic” Instant Karma/iTunes

Abigail Hopkins

“Smile Road” Possessed Records/iTunes

“Blue Satin Alley” Possessed Records/iTunes

Maryanne Kerr

“Over The Mountain”

Anita Jardine

“Semi Century Fox” Pett Sounds

“Stupid Font” Pett Sounds

Production Music

“Designer Spaces” BMG/ZOMBA

“Madcap Jazz” BMG/ZOMBA

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